Scratching is a normal behavior for cats and kittens. Cats scratch during playtime, to relieve tension and frustration, to stretch, to mark their territory and simply because it feels good for them. Cats tend to hone in on a few key parts of their environment to use as scratching areas. When inside, this means that some areas of your home that you don’t want to be torn apart might become scratching areas for your cat. Items such as couches and chairs, legs of tables and corners of cabinets could easily become prime scratching areas for cats if they are not given alternative scratching areas.
The solution to keep your cat happy and your home in tact is to get your cat a scratching post. Scratching posts come in a wide variety of styles, materials and sizes. Think of a scratching post as a necessary piece of furniture for your cat. The style that you get is entirely up to you, but having one is an important part of fulfilling your cat’s scratching needs and keeping you sane. Choose a cool cat scratching post that will delight your cat while also not being an eyesore in your home. Here are some examples of cool cat scratching posts:
The Molly and Friends Two Story Cat Tree is a cat’s dream. With areas to hide, climb, play and scratch, this two level cool cat scratching post has plenty of room for one or two cats to satisfy there scratching urges. Pine poles are covered with quality carpet that is ideal for scratching. With this cat tree around, your cat will forget that you even own a couch.
This cool cat scratching post also includes a tunnel for cats and kittens to crawl through and hide in. The Cat Craft Kitty Barn features a carpeted scratching post and a spring with fuzzy toy on top. This cool cat scratching post is small enough to be inconspicuous in your home while also providing constant entertainment for your cat.
The Armarkat Cat Tree Condo is the all-inclusive cat resort for your furry friend. This cat condo is large, standing at around 74” with plenty of spots for multiple cats to climb, hide, sleep, play and scratch. It would be virtually impossible for a cat to be bored with this cool cat scratching playground in the house. This unit is especially good for cats that like to climb, or for a multiple cat family.
This simple alternative to an over-the-top cat scratching post is perfect for a kitten that is just learning how to scratch and climb, or an older cat that doesn’t have the energy and ability to romp around on a larger cat scratching tree. The Miller’s Cat Deluxe Sisal Scratching Post is a single post covered in quality carpet for scratching. The benefit of this small scratching post is that it can be tucked away in any part of the home and not become a permanent fixture in any room.
Whichever cool cat scratching post you choose for your cat, make sure that you have a scratching post option in your home to protect your furniture and belongings. Cats that still have their claws will scratch no matter what, so give them a cool cat scratching post that you and your cat will love.